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Geography A Level at Tytherington School

Course description

Geography A level has long been a popular course for a number of reasons. It includes a wide variety of Physical, Human and Environmental Geography units and combines well with many other A level subjects. Fieldwork is carried out in Year 12 and in Year 13. The department has a history of good results and most students are successful, enjoy studying Geography and continue their studies for 2 years.

Geography will give you the opportunity to find out about many aspects of change on our planet, a knowledge base that will inform the rest of your life. The skills gained will be valuable to future employers and in application for other courses. Geographers are widely recognised as students able to adapt to and cope with many different expectations and situations.

Course content

This course places equal emphasis on Human and Physical Geography and is designed to develop all key geographical skills. It gives students the opportunity to experience a diverse range of teaching and learning methods.

AS
G1 - Changing Physical Environments: Climate Change, Tectonics and Flooding.

G2 - Changing Human Environments: Population and Settlement Change.

A2
G3 - Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography: Coastal Landforms and their Management, Development and a research enquiry based on a theme from a choice of 10 prescribed topics.

G4 - Sustainability: Food Supply, Water Supply, Energy and Cities.

Entry requirements

Minimum C grade at GCSE with grade B preferred. Students who have not studied Geography at GCSE will also be considered subject to an interview. An ability to write clearly and concisely, to use numerical data accurately and to present results appropriately will increase your chances of success. A genuine interest in the world around you and the people on the planet is necessary.

Assessment

AS Geography is assessed by external examinations. There are 2 examinations, one for each unit, G1 and G2, in June.

A Level Geography is also examined by external examinations. There are 2 examinations, one for each unit, G3 and G4, in June.

Future opportunities

Many students go on to study Geography or specialist aspects of Geography at university.

Geography is a subject which develops a multitude of transferable skills highly valued by employers. For example, geographers tend to progress into a wide variety of career areas some of which relate to Geography, some which do not.

Examples of careers that relate directly to Geography are:

- town and country planning
- environmental management
- teaching
- computing systems
- economic development and regeneration
- tourism management
- landscape architecture

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tytherington School directly.

Last updated date: 29 June 2015

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